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Ullrich "eager for the mountains"

Ullrich was in good spirits

Ullrich was in good spirits (Image credit: Shane Stokes)

'Der Kaiser' has a positive outlook on the upcoming, harder mountainous stages at the current Tour de Suisse. On his personal website, Jan Ullrich noted that "if I look at the profile of the third stage [taking place today, Tuesday 14], I see that the relaxed times in Switzerland are over. After using the first days to warm up, it's going to get harder and harder every day for the favourites."

But the T-Mobile rider is in good spirits and happy that his teammates are also back to better form. "I'm happy that Andreas Klöden is finding his place again after his shoulder injury. He can't pull on the handlebars to 100 percent yet, but if everything goes as planned, he'll be fit in time for the Tour," Ullrich continued. "Michael Rogers, too, is back to normal after his teeth problems at the Giro. We're looking forward to the mountains!"

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